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Sarah Palin Infuriated Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Decision on Fox News
New York Magazine ^ | November 21, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman

Posted on 11/22/2011 11:30:30 AM PST by Southnsoul

Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes. The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself. Rather, he was livid that Palin made the October 5 announcement on Mark Levin's conservative talk-radio program, robbing Fox News of an exclusive and a possible ratings bonanza. Fox was relegated to getting a follow-up interview with Palin on Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. show, after the news of Palin's decision had been drowned out by Steve Jobs's death. Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air entirely until her $1 million annual contract expires in 2013.

After the announcement, he called Fox's executive vice-president Bill Shine into a meeting. Shine is the network's principal point of contact with Palin. Ailes told him she had made a big mistake. "I paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network," Ailes pointedly told Shine. Sources described the episode on condition of anonymity, given the sensitivity of the relationships.

Palin is said to have made her announcement on Levin's show because she's been upset that Fox News has given a platform to Karl Rove, one of her principal critics. "She isn't happy with Karl," one Palin adviser told me. "From day one, he hasn't been very nice." Levin had become Palin's biggest booster in the conservative commentariat, and Palin is known for rewarding loyalists, and punishing her detractors.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ailes; fauxnews; iampalinhearmeroar; iquitarod; levin; marklevin; palin; rogerailes; saintsarah; sarahpalin; tokyorove
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Good for Sarah... much more at the link.
1 posted on 11/22/2011 11:30:34 AM PST by Southnsoul
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To: Southnsoul

“Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air entirely until her $1 million annual contract expires in 2013.”

Could all be liberal disinformation.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 11:33:28 AM PST by ngat
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To: Southnsoul

I didn’t know she had such a grudge against (shut up) Karl. Up she goes another two notches in my opinion.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 11:34:20 AM PST by DManA
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To: Southnsoul

Good! The MSM is losing and FOX has been part of the MSM since Beck left.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 11:35:03 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Southnsoul

That’d what I figured. Rove was leading the Republican charge to drive her out. He’s been against all or most tea party candidates from the beginning.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 11:35:27 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Southnsoul

Strategic error for Sarah. She alienated her best allies, and put the damper on any future aspirations.

Sarah is toast...yesterday...forgotten.

She really is not too bright.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 11:36:16 AM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: Southnsoul

I can understand how Ailes would be ticked.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 11:36:40 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Southnsoul

Maybe she wanted to announce her decision on a CONSERVATIVE show?

Suck it up, Roger. Sarah has played you like she ALWAYS plays the media.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 11:36:46 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Southnsoul

If it wasn’t in her contract, she had no such obligation to Ailes who should’ve kept in mind that there are other presidential campaigns down the road.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 11:38:24 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Southnsoul

Ailes pays her. He doesn’t own her.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 11:39:24 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: The Cajun; TheConservativeParty; TheOldLady; tommix2; upsdriver; USS Alaska; ...
Sarah Palin's New Ping List


11 posted on 11/22/2011 11:39:46 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Southnsoul
From the end of the article:

A Palin adviser told me that she is planning to make an endorsement for a candidate in 2012. Palin, being Palin, is keeping it tightly held. "I have an idea of who it is," the adviser said, "but I'm not telling."

Deja vu all over again, only I'm not playing this time.

12 posted on 11/22/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Palladin

Roger Ailes and Fox are NOT Palins allies.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 11:44:10 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Freep U KR, GTH & KMA too!
14 posted on 11/22/2011 11:44:58 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx; All

Ailes is smart..so, if this story is TRUE, and remember, tere are no sources on the record..we can expect a weekly show with Sarah and Rove..Crossfire redux...it would be a ratings smash...but what could we call it?


15 posted on 11/22/2011 11:45:30 AM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: Southnsoul

Very dumb and naive move by Gov. Palin.

He couldn’t take out his anger on her since she clearly is bringing eyeballs (if she was still in probationary period she would be GONE).

But memories in media are LONG. There will come a time where she stumbles and needs goodwill from Fox. And, across the board, it won’t be there.

You don’t throw a hissy-fit at people who are throwing a cool million a year at you.

And don’t rant about “principle.” The only principle here is you don’t screw your own company, even if you don’t 100% agree with it.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 11:45:30 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Southnsoul

Dont bite the hand that feeds you, so to speak. They offered her a job with great pay and this is how she rewarded them. Cant blame anyone over there for being irked at not getting the scoop first. Personally, I was really surprised she didn’t wait till she was on Fox to announce her decision. Not that I expected her to say she was running, it took her so long to announce that by then it didn’t matter to many.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 11:45:43 AM PST by psjones (u)
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To: Palladin

Do not misunderestimate Sarah - she is still a momma grizzly bear, don’t let the lipstick fool you.

Roger Ailes, even though he is in management, still has to be held off at arm’s-length, and Sarah is just protecting her turf.

If you don’t reassert your position from time to time, they will stop respecting you....


18 posted on 11/22/2011 11:46:17 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: ken5050

Lipstick versus Eye Shadow?


19 posted on 11/22/2011 11:46:24 AM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: ken5050

Truth & Liar!


20 posted on 11/22/2011 11:46:45 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: alloysteel

If you become too independent, you isolate yourself and appeal to fewer and fewer normal people.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 11:48:08 AM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: onyx

Onyx, thanks for post 14 so I did not have to say it!

Am in agreement, except I don’t let Tokyo Rove anywhere near my A.

I hope the candidate Sarah wants to support is..... Sarah Palin ;)


22 posted on 11/22/2011 11:48:56 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Southnsoul

She told some radio host in Alaska that he would be the first to know so Roger, baby, you’re not alone.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 11:49:02 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: psjones; freedumb2003; onyx
Get a clue please! NO ONE in the MSM is a friend of ANY conservative. If you can't grasp that NOW, you never will.
24 posted on 11/22/2011 11:49:53 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Palladin

LOL. *You betcha*, she’s not too bright. /s
Want to rethink that not at all bright statement?


25 posted on 11/22/2011 11:50:09 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: exit82

Yer welcome of course! I wouldn’t actually put mine anywhere near him either! LOL.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 11:51:54 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>Get a clue please! NO ONE in the MSM is a friend of ANY conservative. If you can’t grasp that NOW, you never will.<<

Reread for content. “Goodwill” isn’t “friendship.” And if my “enemies” want to throw 1 million dollars a year at me, I am not sure I would kick them in the butt.

You need to understand how the Industry works. This will bite her. Badly.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 11:52:14 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: DJ MacWoW

BTTT
Faux led the crusade with their idiot polls of less than 400 to *prove* that GOP folks didn’t want her to run. She was only praised and supported by Eric Bolling, Hannity and Greta!


29 posted on 11/22/2011 11:54:42 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: freedumb2003
This will bite her. Badly.

No it won't but you can keep hoping.

30 posted on 11/22/2011 11:55:05 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: OrangeHoof

Disinformation. There are TWO show hosts. She DID tell them first then announced publicly. The two hosts very proudly stated “See Sarah? We didn’t tell anyone.”


31 posted on 11/22/2011 11:57:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Palladin
She really is not too bright.

And yet, here you are talking about her.

I bet she never talks about you.

Kind of makes you wonder who is the dim one.

32 posted on 11/22/2011 11:57:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: onyx

Unfortunately there are conservatives that don’t understand that Fox is not and never was conservative and that they need Palin a LOT more than she needs them.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 11:58:22 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

>>No it won’t but you can keep hoping.<<

It is you who is the hopeful one. No point in pointing out reality to the fantasy-based.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 11:59:00 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: DJ MacWoW
“Roger Ailes and Fox are NOT Palins allies”. Right they only pay her a mill a year and let he babble at will. Yup her enemy to be sure.
35 posted on 11/22/2011 11:59:13 AM PST by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

Babble is right. Have you seen her lately?

What a waste of time and money.


37 posted on 11/22/2011 12:01:51 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: Palladin
You seem very comfortable making things up.

How's that working out for you, Skippy?

38 posted on 11/22/2011 12:02:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: freedumb2003; onyx

The press can’t stop talking about Palin and trying to minimize her. They aren’t succeeding. Fox NEEDS her. She doesn’t need them. She has press coverage. She can’t sneeze without it being analyzed. All of you who bought the MSM’s bull have my sympathy.


39 posted on 11/22/2011 12:03:29 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Southnsoul

Fox News needs competition from the right. Another conservative-ish cable news network would only make Fox better.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 12:04:14 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: fantom

They were trying to buy conservative viewers. And they get them................when she’s on.


41 posted on 11/22/2011 12:04:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Palladin

You are an idiot. Period. You sound so liberal.


42 posted on 11/22/2011 12:05:16 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: DJ MacWoW; holdonnow

Precisely!

Faux prohibits her from speaking on all other networks and cable stations.

That’s why she made such a brilliant choice: TGO! Loyal supporter and radio!


44 posted on 11/22/2011 12:07:01 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Sarah cares about Sarah and not one other soul...not her husband... not her parents...not her adorable baby son.

She is selfish and obnoxious.

Just my humble opinion, based on 75 years of studying human behavior.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 12:07:28 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: onyx

FR mail


46 posted on 11/22/2011 12:08:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
All of you who bought the MSM’s bull have my sympathy.

She is the flavor of the month and won't last. And she just flushed any chance of going on nanosecond past the moment her numbers drop.

You self-deluded Palin-bots have my sympathy. She already led you on and then laughed in your face once. Like little puppy dogs you take the boot and then wag your tails and yap and ask for more.

Pathetic.

47 posted on 11/22/2011 12:08:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: Palladin
I, for one, will be glad to see the back of this basketball-player humping phony.

That's crude and vile.

49 posted on 11/22/2011 12:09:06 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: Palladin
She really is not too bright.

Oh, I don´t know. She masterfully played a whole lot of people for suckers while making a whole lot of money in the process. Me included. ´Wonder if I could resell her book.

50 posted on 11/22/2011 12:09:10 PM PST by onedoug (lf)
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